Keke Rosberg, the mercenary
One of the highlights of the 1976 European F2 Championship was the race on the fast and twisty Rouen track.
It was a golden period for the Formula 2, witness a fantastic grid.
The Brazilian Alex Ribeiro in a works March 762-BMW took pole, followed by the likes of Jabouille and Leclère in the ELF 2J-Renault, Arnoux and Tambay in the Martini MK 19-Renault, Cheever in Ron Dennis’ Project 4 March 762-Hart and many more competitive Chevrons and private March’s with no less than Tom Pryce, Ingo Hoffmann or Maurizio Flammini at the wheel.
The Finn Keke Rosberg (photo), who at that time accepted to drive for whoever paid him, drove the beautiful TOJ F201-BMW fielded by the Team Warsteiner of Jörg Obermoser.
The Italian Maurizio Flammini, who sadly never succeeded to reach the F1, won the race in his March from Jean-Pierre Jabouille (ELF) and Giancarlo Martini in the Scuderia Everest March 762 – BMW.
Rosberg finished an excellent 4th proving his talent and the quality of this elegant car that was run by a small team.